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9:00 AM on 08.05.2014

Taylor Kitsch wanted for Raid remake

Every time I get reminded that they're remaking The Raid I want to punch everything in the face. It takes days to block this travesty out of my mind again, and now it'll take even longer since they're evidently casting s...

Matthew Razak


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




4:00 PM on 07.15.2014

Disney's Jungle Book picks newcomer for lead

No pressure 10-year-old Neel Sethi, but for your first role ever you're going to have to carry a big budget Disney movie based on a beloved book and animated film. Good luck. Judging from your photo you at least have the comp...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 07.09.2014

'Dumbo' is getting a live-action remake for some reason

Is Dumbo big with the kids these days? Did I fall into some sort of Rip Van Winkle-type cryo-sleep and wake up in a world where movies starring CG animals are well done and Dumbo, of all things, desperately warrants a live-ac...

Isabelle Magliari

5:00 PM on 07.07.2014

Rumor: Mark Wahlberg to play the Six Million Dollar Man

Ever wondered what happened to that Six Million Dollar Man reboot that kept trying to get off the ground? Only vaguely, right? I mean of all the reboots possible who is this exciting? We've got enough super powered peopl...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 06.25.2014

WarGames does the director and writer thing for almost real this time

WarGames never really stood out to me when I originally saw it back in the day, but its a considered a classic and any 80s classic that exists must get a remake. Thus we've had a new one on the dock for a few years now. ...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 06.12.2014

Trailer for 'Leprechaun: Origins' is spooky hilariousness

The fact that the entire Leprechaun film series exists (Leprechaun, Leprechaun 4: In Space, Leprechaun: In the Hood, the list goes on) is one of those amazing things that reassures me the world is secretly as weird as I want...

Isabelle Magliari

8:00 AM on 05.28.2014

The Raid remake delayed but still happening

For everyone who was sitting around thinking about how much they want to watch the most-likely-lesser-than-the-original remake of The Raid (pretty much no one) we've got some bad news. The film has been delayed. It was s...

Matthew Razak



Review: Godzilla photo
Review: Godzilla
by Matthew Razak

When that first roar hits you know they did this thing right. There's a chill that will go down your spine if you're a Godzilla fan. As he moves you'll wonder at how they found that perfect balance between rubber suit and actual monster. This is Godzilla.

Godzilla's previous American outing was a sin against all things good in the world, but this one, this one knows what's up. Well, at least when it comes to giant monsters knocking the sh*t out of each other in the middle of cities. That's what really matters, right?

There's plenty to be said about the new film, and it isn't all positive, but in the crucial aspects -- the ones that have always made Godzilla fun -- it succeeds. 

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11:00 AM on 05.14.2014

Kickboxer getting remade with kickass dudes

Normally I'm not fond of remakes or reboots, but when it seems like the newer version might be an improvement over the original, I don't really mind. The original Kickboxer was part of a long line of "Jean Claude Van Damme ki...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 05.09.2014

See Godzilla early and free

Godzilla is back and it's going to be frickin' awesome as long as it's as awesome as the lead up to the movie has been. Want to be awesome before everyone else? Flixist has you covered like Godzilla has had the city of Tokyo ...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 05.05.2014

Green Acres will be a movie

Did you grow up with fond memories of the sitcom Green Acres gracing your television screen? Maybe as a kid you caught it on Nick at Night and thought it was kind of funny. It really wasn't. It was terrible, and now it's...

Matthew Razak







Review: Brick Mansions photo
Review: Brick Mansions
by Nick Valdez

Brick Mansions is a complete surprise. I had no prior knowledge of it going in (didn't know it was a remake of the French film, District 13), and decided to finally see it when one of the trailers managed to grab my attention. I had completely expected generic action, maybe some cool guy lines from the late Paul Walker, and maybe it'd be fun. 

What I didn't expect was how much fun I'd have. It's grandiose, silly, but most importantly, it never once loses an ounce of sincerity. Brick Mansions is stacked, and that's a fact. Ain't holding nothing back. 

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4:00 PM on 04.17.2014

Director Patrick Hughes thinks the US remake of The Raid is really interesting

The upcoming remake of The Raid may be kind of unnecessary, but it's happening anyway, and now director Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) has let loose a few details about his next project. "We have a really, ...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

10:00 AM on 03.25.2014

Scarface remake in the works, Tony is now Mexican

Growing up, my dad brought me to quite a few Lowrider car shows. They're different from your average car show because they're certainly skewed toward a certain demographic. And that demographic loved themselves some Scarface....

Nick Valdez

8:00 PM on 03.24.2014

The Grudge getting rebooted, new franchise to come

Ju-On: The Grudge was a Japanese horror film in 2002 that hit it off so big, an American version was made (dubbed The Grudge, and starred Sarah Michelle Gellar) only two years later. A quick turn around during a time Hollywoo...

Nick Valdez



First teaser for the Peanuts movie looks astounding photo
First teaser for the Peanuts movie looks astounding
by Nick Valdez

When news first broke of a CG take of Charles Schulz's Peanuts gang, I was hesitant toward the idea. We've been groomed to automatically dislike animated reboots because the majority of the ones we've had have been lackluster and failed to reach the greatness of the original properties. But we have no reason to worry here.

Since the film's not releasing until 2015, this brief teaser shown during Good Morning America doesn't show much, but it looks fabulous. Just look at that animation! The new movie is said to be respectful toward the original comic (going so far as to use Bill Melendez's voiceover work for Snoopy and Woodstock), so I honestly can't wait.

Peanuts hits theaters November 6th, 2015. 

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First trailer for Annie, starring Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx photo
First trailer for Annie, starring Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx
by Nick Valdez

When I had first heard about the upcoming Annie remake, Jay Z was producing the score and it was being set up as a vehicle for Willow Smith. Now that it has evolved into a starring role for Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx (as Benjamin Stacks), I'm not really sure how to react. The music sounds about right (as the songs are directly translated with a mix of new age flair), Wallis is precocious, and the story has a changed a little bit. But watching Cameron Diaz fail to ham it up really bugs me. It's enough to turn me off the whole thing completely. 

Since my mom's the big expert on Annie (the Carol Burnett version is in her Top 3 altogether), I showed her this trailer. Here's what she thought: 

[laughs] I need to see it. It looks fun. But why do they have to mess with my movie? 

There we go. Annie hits theaters Christmas Day. 

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11:00 AM on 02.25.2014

Point Break remake lands Luke Bracey

Point Break is being pointlessly remade soon, and we already know that Gerard Butler will be taking over the role of Bodhi that Patrick Swayze previously tackled. That left Keuanu Reeves's role of Johnny Utah (god, were ...

Matthew Razak



What is your favorite movie remake? photo
What is your favorite movie remake?
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

In honor of the Robocop remake that I still haven't seen yet but is apparently pretty good, this week, members of the Flixist staff took to their cameras to talk about their favorite remakes. (Spoiler: nobody said Robocop.)

Once you've heard our thoughts, let us know yours in the comments below, and then go to our YouTube channel and subscribe, then like every video we've ever done and flood your friends with Flixist content. They'll be so overwhelmed they'll have no choice but to fall in love with us like you probably haven't (but should).

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Review: Robocop photo
Review: Robocop
by Matthew Razak

I have a great fear, dear reader. A great fear that the new RoboCop film will become the next Dredd. I fear that it's a great action movie that's coming out in the doldrums of the movie season without a big enough marketing push and with a character that not enough people care about even though they should. A movie that deserves sequels, but won't get them because it doesn't make enough at the box office. 

I have this fear so I'm putting this here so you don't even have to read very far to see it: Go see RoboCop. It deserves your money. 

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10:00 AM on 01.17.2014

Universal announces another Grinch remake

God has forsaken us. The people behind the horrendous Lorax remake (Which Flixist's own Matthew Razak liked, but what does he know) are making a new film based on Dr. Seuss' classic holiday children's book. Whose idea was thi...

Mike Cosimano

3:00 PM on 01.10.2014

Point Break remake nabs Gerard Butler

According to a report from Heat Vision, Gerard Butler is in "final negotiations" to join the cast of the upcoming Point Break remake. Butler will be playing the role of criminal / extreme sports athlete Bodhi, formerly p...

Mike Cosimano